| Inverloch VIC 3996|
4km from Inverloch on the Tarwin Road.
Great fun for catching fish or just exploring Anderson Inlet - no boat licence required.
4.1m polycraft lic. for 4 pass. $80 for 2hrs, $30ph thereafter.
4.5m polycraft $120 for 2 hrs, $50 ph thereafter.
4.8m Smartwave, lic for 5 pass. $120 for 2 hrs, $50ph thereafter.
5.7m Mac lic. for 6 pass, $150 for 2 hrs, $60ph thereafter.
7.6m punt, lic for 13 passengers, $150 for 2hrs, $60 ph thereafter.
Kayaks: Singles $20 ph, Doubles $40ph.
*All boats require a $100 security deposit, kayaks require $50 security deposit. Life jackets & safety gear provided, rods available for hire and bait may be purchased here. Payment for hire and security bond is by cash only.
**Fuel use will be deducted from your bond at end of your hire.
Also skippered charter vessel lic for 13 pass. offshore and 20 pass. in Anderson Inlet.
|Bald Hills Wetland Reserve|
|Approx 4kms from Tarwin and 10kms from Venus Bay.|
At the roundabout in Tarwin just past petrol station turn right onto Walkerville Road. Travel approximately4kms then turn left at the Bald Hills Wetland Reserve sign. Unmade road for next 4kms, turn left into the reserve and this track will take you to the lake with the bird observatory.(Go to Menu see Map)).
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves.
Through their cultural traditions, the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Gunaikurnai identify the Bald Hills Wetland Reserve as their Traditional Country.
|Tarwin Lower to Venus Bay Walk/Ride|
|Commences just past the hotel in Tarwin Lower and winds around the river to Venus Bay a distance of some 5km one way. |
The track has an excellent firm surface taking you past many fishing spots on the banks of the river, BBQ's and picnic areas.
|Wilsons Promontory National Park|
|Wilsons Promontory National Park - |
1 hours drive east of Tarwin Lower Approx 52kms.
The only word to describe Wilsons Promontory is breathtaking with this world spectacular being the southern most point of mainland Australia. No admittance fee, take a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring.
|You never know who may drop in for a break. Ths well fed seal suns itself of the banks of the Tarwin River after making its way from the open ocean of Bass Strait into Anderson Inlet then into the Tarwin River much to the delight of these holiday makers.|
|26kms of magnificent, unspoilt sandy beaches. For the location of the 5 Venus Bay beaches go to Local Map.|
Beach 1: is located just past the shops via Surf Drive. Large carpark, public toilets and showers, kiosk, patrolled summer Holidays.
Beach 2: Via Inlet View Road, walk through dunes to beach.
Beach 3: Via Canterbury Road. Small car park.
Beach 4: Via Zenner Drive 2nd Estate. Small Car Park.
Beach 5: Via Atherton Drive 2nd Estate. Small Car Park.
Only Beach 1 is patrolled so be aware of conditions if swimming at any other beach.
|Venus Bay to Anderson Inlet Walk/Ride|
Turn left up Centre Road to the roundabout, then left into Canterbury Road where a bike lane is provided in some sections. After approximately 4kms turn right down Fishermans Road signposted to the boat ramp. This road is made all the way and takes you to Anderson Inlet, where there is a pier, boat ramp, playground, BBQ facilities and picnic tables.
The view of the inlet and wetlands id beautiful and birdlife abounds.
|Instead of turning off at Fishermans Road continue on for about a kilometre. Around dusk there are many kangaroos to be seen grazing. Do not attempt to feed them, frighten them, or go up to them, as this is their environment. |
For locations see Tarwin Lower/Venus Bay Map (Go to Menu see Maps)
|Venus Bay to Beach 3 & 5 Walk Ride|
|From the Venus Bay Caravan Park turn left past the shops up Centre Street to the roundabout and left again up Canterbury Road. The bike lane is in some sections of Canterbury Road, it does stop and start. Continue in the bike lane along Canterbury Road until the Beach 3 sign and turn left foloowing the beach sign. It is a made road to the carpark. A short path takes you onto the beach. No flags, no toilets. This beach not patrollled and has s strong undertow - not for poor swimmers.|
|Bear Gully is 25kms from Tarwin Lower|
Situated in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park between Cape Liptrap Lighthouse and Walkerville South has a camping ground run by Parks Victoria (Info 13 1963) Campers must be self sufficient and be aware where you camp as inclement weather is not unusual being so close to Bass Strait. Toilets are provided, dogs are not permitted in the campground or adjacent beach at any time. Stock up at Tarwin Lower or Venus Bay before heading down this area of Victoria's South Coast.